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Basketball team joins Best Buddies Club

The LU Basketball team and the buddies. Photo by Oliver Wilmot.

By Oliver Wilmot

Laurentian’s men’s basketball team has joined the Best Buddies Club of Sudbury, in hopes of building a sense of community, friendship, and involvement between the two groups.

The first meeting took place on Oct. 4, and Tychon Carter-Newman, a fifth year economics student, said the collaboration is a “great idea… The more we’re involved in the community the better. I think it’s good for the team and the buddies together. We’re in a relationship where we can both grow together.”

Best Buddies is an organization that is mostly known in Europe and North America.

It has chapters on the elementary, secondary and post-secondary levels, and provides students with the opportunity to partner up with a Buddy, someone with a mental or developmental disability.

The objective is to create a friendship between the two so that they can both grow from their experiences.

“I’m so excited because I love basketball,” said Amanda, one of the Buddies. She also mentioned that she’d like to play against the Voyageurs someday with her team the Sudbury Lightning.

The LU Basketball team and the buddies. Photo by Oliver Wilmot.
The LU Basketball team and the buddies. Photo by Oliver Wilmot.